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The other day, my daughter and I went to one of our usual breakfast places, the Lakeside Chalet in Camas, WA. It’s situated right on the edge of Lacamas Lake - great place for boating, but I wouldn’t swim in it unless you fancy growing fins – it’s not the cleanest lake around though very pretty…
The restaurant, a family operation owned by Nick and Paula Stanley, will be celebrating its 30-year anniversary soon. Paula, a longtime Camas resident, bought the vacant building that had previously been a Dairy Queen back in the 1970′s. Since then, she and her family have been offering up home-style fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
During our visit, I asked “What is your specialty”? The answer was “Bacon”! I had a déjà vu moment having just eaten great bacon at Carol’s Corner Cafe in Vancouver. Nevertheless, I ordered the French Toast breakfast and found standard fare with very good bacon, indeed.
- Also serving lunch and dinner
- Homemade pies
- Meeting space
- Children’s menu
Contact InformationLakeside Chalet Restaurant 3533 N.E. Everett St. Camas, WA 98607 (360) 834-3430 Hours:
Sun – Tues: 6:30am-2pm
Wed – Sat: 6:30am-8pm
Besides honoring our veterans on a rainy Veteran’s Day, I couldn’t think of anything better to do than to stick close to home for hearty home-cooking. That didn’t mean I was willing to settle for a bowl of Weetabix and toasted rye…no. Instead, we took a short drive to Washougal’s neighboring town, Camas, and visited Natalia’s Café. I love the black and white diner look of the place and the overall hometown feel that comes with good service.
This is another one of my favorite places where I can always count on a good meal for breakfast or lunch. I intended to go for my usual – the Traditional Breakfast (minced ham and eggs, a generous portion of crispy hashbrowns and toast). Instead, I ventured forth and tried a new item on the menu – Russian Meat Stuffed Crepes.
This dish was a pleasant surprise and I felt quite virtuous as this was a lower fat option than my usual. These homemade crepes are stuffed with grilled ground beef and caramelized onions. They are served with a generous dollop of sour cream and a bowl of fresh fruit. I enjoyed them very much – even without the sour cream which, alas, I cannot eat.
I recommend checking out her bakery counter. Everything is made from scratch every morning with different delights on different days. Apple Strudel, Caramel Fingers, Apple Pie, Apricot Cake, Napoleon, and Spinach and Bacon Quiche were the tempting treats of the day.
- Breakfast served all day
- Lunch: Try the Russian Goulash – delicious!
- Homemade Jams on the table
- Open for dinner on Camas’ First Friday Main Street event
Contact InformationNatalia’s Café 437 NE 4th Camas, WA 98607 360-834-3421
Tues – Sun: 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Also open the first Friday of every month for dinner.
- Camas Meadows Golf Club
- Two Rivers Heritage Museum
- The Pendleton Woolen Mill
- Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge